Got one. It's great. When I was researching coffee makers I read reviews from people who had 30-year old Technivorms.
Originally Posted by my19
- Makes great coffee
- 1.25 liter capacity
- Thermal carafe (but it is stainless steel so I transfer to a glass thermos -- free from Gevalia)
- No fancy stuff like timers, buzzers, clocks, etc... (I should probably put this same item in the "Pluses" list as well!)
- Lots of loose pieces so it requires a bit of careful attention to get it all set up.
- I find that I fiddle with the dispersal of water over the grounds otherwise it doesn't seem to get even coverage. I use the flat handle of a coffee scoop to direct water over the full surface of the grounds at the beginning of the cycle. Once that's done it all settles in and needs no further help. I don't know if this even helps but I feel better doing it.
Its general design philosophy seems to be ruggedness, simplicity, and power. (1400 watts! -- you should see the cord.) The idea of the high power is to get the water that reaches the grounds up to the right temperature, about 200 degrees F, just below boiling.
Somebody's nuts. I don't know whether it's me or them, but somebody is definitely nuts. I just wished I knew, so I'd know, you know?